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Palestinian farmers, shepherds forced to leave fields by live Israeli fire

April 29, 2016 2:30 A.M. (Updated: April 29, 2016 2:30 A.M.)

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian farmers and shepherds were forced to leave their fields after coming under live Israeli fire in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday, witnesses said.

Israeli forces deployed on the borderline in the Khuzaa and al-Fakhari area of eastern Khan Younis where they opened fire on farmers and shepherds working in their fields, witnesses told Ma’an.

The farmers and shepherds left the area following the shooting. No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports on the incident.

The Israeli army regularly opens fire on Palestinian fisherman and farmers along the border areas of the besieged enclave, despite a ceasefire agreement that ended Israel's 2014 offensive on the strip.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has documented nearly 100 instances of Israeli forces opening fire on Palestinians in the military-enforced "buffer zone" between the besieged enclave and Israel, on both land and sea sides

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